Among the few truly healthy things that have fascinated the world since January 2017, Fiona is there with the best.
The Cincinnati Zoo’s young hippo boy, born six weeks early on January 24, 2017, was a sign of delight at a particularly dark time in American history. He has been with us ever since and now celebrates his four years of life.
Happy birthday, Fiona!
The zoo played like every two years on Fiona’s last birthday: cake, pictures, video, and a charity job. This means that this very special hippo has all kinds of cute media you can browse as you wish it was a very special day.
Fiona quickly became a national sensation when she was first born, both because of her touching story and because her baby hippos were really cute. Plus, 2017 was a stressful year for at least half of the country and Fiona offered us a blessed escape.
We awwwith pleasure reconnected with family six months after being born. We cheered for the friends he made him absolute elegance. And we took a sigh of relief, just shy of her third birthday, Fiona finally changed the scales At 1,000 pounds.
The weight milestone was particularly important because there were doubts about whether he could survive as a premature birth and what the long-term perspective was for living a happy, quality life. Maybe it was luck, Fiona’s soul or just the collective intensity of our hope one good thing could survive in 2017.
Whatever keeps it going, we’re richer for it. Fiona officially turns four because we’re all dealing with the prospect of a brighter future ahead of us. The happiest of his birthdays, the sweet hippo.